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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 19, 2009 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skies survey

Lighten up. I actually love France; I have good friends that live just outside Bonnieux and I've traveled extensively in that region as well as on the Normandy coast and in and around that big city of lights. Of course, the only problem with Provence is that there are very few French -either expat Brits or more invaders from the Maghrib. Also, please note that those comments were made by Mr. Zappa, not I (whose mother's maiden name is Bedard).

BTW, I lived in Prague for six years, am married to a Czech, and have the right to live and travel freely in the EU.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 19, 2009 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skies survey

You really are a bluedevil!!!I like the area around Bonnieux . Dit you ever go to the saterdays outdoors markets in Apt ? so I am glad for you that you appreciate Europe ,an ancient civilization also modern today ;I never visited Prague and St Petersbourg yet but I feel european cities more beautifull that american ones too modern ,escept San Francisco .The sense of having more space when landing inthe USA end space getting on a smaller space did you experience it too ,when landing inEurope ?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 19, 2009 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skies survey

Speaking of blue devil:

During World War I the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "les Diables Bleus," were well known French soldiers. They first gained attention when their unique training and alpine knowledge was counted upon to break the stalemate of trench warfare in their native region of the French Alps. Unfortunately the Vosges Campaign in March, 1915, failed to alter the status quo even though the Blue Devils won accolades for their courage. However, their distinctive blue uniform with flowing cape and jaunty beret captured public imagination. When the United States entered the war, units of the French Blue Devils toured the country helping raise money in the war effort. Irving Berlin captured their spirit in song describing them as "strong and active, most attractive . . . those Devils, the Blue Devils of France."

... and not long after returning WWI veterans would help name their university mascot, as yet unnamed after the former Trinity College had been funded by the Dukes (American Tobacco Company - Bull Durham), after the valiant French soldiers. Tito, if you're lurking, now is the time to weigh in...

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 20, 2009 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skies survey

After the chasseurs alpins bleue devils ,nowadays the must see are our french paratroopers !Stunning !!! I hed the chance to see nearby military parachutistes and they land exactly at the very spot they clamed they would land at . You would heve apprecated this public show !Grandiose !

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